Posted On: 09/24/20 4:27 PM

One of the highlights for most teams each fall is when they are able to dedicate a night for a cause that helps an organization or a family within their community.  Whether it’s raising money or awareness teams find a way to give back.

With no fall season, teams will not have a chance to have the “traditional” night of honoring their cause.  We will Prep “Dig For a Cause” for the Prep Dig Fall League on Monday, October 5.  We are encouraging teams to wear pink that night or if you have team shirts or jerseys from a cause that they have played for in the past, go for it!  

Prep Dig will team up with HOPE Cancer Connection of the Fox Valley.  HOPE is an organization that serves cancer survivors with education, support groups, and outreach to health care facilities and families through their cancer treatment and recovery.

HOPE Cancer Connection is a 100% volunteer organization which was created in 2011 to support Fox Valley families who are going through cancer. Our goal is to be “Switzerland” in the valley and support all the families who enter through the doors of each cancer center daily. Our main outreach to the area is our website that provides safe information on local resources and support. We also highlight articles, blogs and devotions to help people on the cancer journey. Our free survivorship program, A Time To Heal, is a 12 week evidence-based program that helps survivors and their caregiver to recover mentally and physically after cancer. The program is open to individuals from all health systems in the valley. We work closely with each health system to communicate their latest educational classes, support groups and opportunities for those seeking prevention or support.

Get connected – find out how we are helping families in the valley who are dealing with cancer.

Here is an article about how teams in the past have been able to serve their community Volleyball Community Plays For a Cause, Gives Back.

How To Help? 

Here is a 2020-2021 HOPE “Wish List” they will use for the families they will be working with. Teams can bring donations the night of October 5 to drop off.  

Please consider donating for our non-profit and especially our free cancer survivorship program, A Time To Heal (ATTH).

Walmart Gift Cards for ATTH nutritional modeling snacks, session supplies

and HOPE office supplies (our non-profit account is here)

Office Max Gift Card (for additional office supplies and ink cartridges)

Walgreens Gift Card (for ATTH graduation photo cards)

Dollar Tree Gift Card (for ATTH activities & gift bags)

Quality Laser 8.5 x 11 Printer Paper (for printing new ATTH brochures)

Multi-Use Copy Paper, 20lb, 92 Bright

Neenah Exact Index Premium Cardstock 110 Lb., 250, 8.5” x 11” white (weuse a lot of this in the ATTH sessions for participant/presenter/recipe nameplates and special handouts)

Pint Canning Jars/lids (for ATTH “fun idea” jar activity)

Boxes of Thank You Notes (for ATTH gratitude activity)

$10 Starbuck Gift Cards (for ATTH Presenter Thank You Gifts)

Hobby Lobby gift card (for ATTH reunion activity supplies)

Portable CD Player (to move and groove to our exercise stretches at ATTH)

Avery 8160 Inkjet Address Labels (for brochure updates and address labels)

Avery 8315 Matte White Notecards (for ATTH presenter/HOPE thank you notes and ATTH reunion invitations- we use a lot of these especially for larger classes)

Avery 18163 2”x4” Shipping Labels (for HOPE presentations and ATTH
participant folders)

Avery 18126 Shipping Labels (for HOPE Informational Bags)

Paper plates (8”) and bowls, small napkins, and plastic forks and spoons (for ATTH – they enjoy learning about new healthy, and maybe a bit weird but
tasty, snack/meal options)

Plastic Name Tags and & Additional Inserts

Large Bags of Individually Wrapped LifeSaver Candies for in-Person

American Cancer Society Event Tables (A Time To Heal is a LifeSaver )

No. 10 Release & Seal White Business Envelopes

9” x 12” Release & Seal White Document Envelopes Postage Stamps (these, and envelopes, are especially important for a virtual ATTH class format)
File Folders

3”x3” Colorful Sticky Note Pads

8.5 x 11 Notepads

Area treatment centers can use the following donations for their waiting areas:

Lap-sized fleece blankets—hand-tied ones are perfect!

Healthy snacks